Ragnar69 Posted June 29, 2010 Report Share Posted June 29, 2010 (edited) Hi, I was just curious if any Objectivists here are in a relationship with or married to a religious person? If so, how do you make it work? Is this morally possible under Objectivism? My fiance considers herself Christian. When we first started dating almost two years ago I knew she was technically a Christian, but I also knew she wasn't raised religious and didn't attend any churches regularly. She couldn't even really define what sect she was, if any. I figured that she just didn't think about it much. I talked to her right away about me being an atheist and Objectivist, and she seemed somewhat interested in the ideas. I urged her to really think about her faith and explore the possibility that gods do not really exist, and I even gave her some books to read on the subject. As our relationship grew the issue of religion kind of melted into the background, and I came under the impression that she was just agnostic as she never really broached the subject of religion again. We went through a lot together as we fell in love. She moved from Ohio to live with me in NY, and I proposed while she was living here. But after 10 months and an abortion (I don't mean to gloss over that, but I don't want to go into it here as I don't think it's the main issue), she decided she really didn't want to live in NY and moved back to Ohio. I am now planning to move to Ohio to live with her. Yesterday we ended up having a long conversation about religion, and she says that she has reached a greater understanding of her faith, and she does believe in God and Jesus, though she doesn't identify with any one sect or church. We are still in love and I still want to spend my life with her. Other than the religious difference, she makes me happier than anything else or anyone else, and I figure that long term happiness is the goal of Objectivism, after all. I'm just concerned that her faith will keep coming between us. Edited June 29, 2010 by Ragnar69 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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